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The House I Live In

ImageWe had a Sinatra song from Canada for Dominion Day, and so we surely have to have an American Sinatra song for Independence Day. Frank sang all the familiar patriotic songs at some point or other over the years but without, it seems to me, really connecting with them: His versions of "America The Beautiful", for example, are perfectly fine, but without finding a way, as he does with his best recordings, to take the material to the next level...

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The Hugh Hewitt Show

Where the Libyan Buck Stops

On Thursday I kept my weekly date on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Mein host wanted to chew over foreign affairs: HUGH HEWITT: Mark Steyn, I talked a lot about Iran today with Ambassador Oren. I'm curious if you think that this President will give the Iranians whatever they want in order that he can get a deal. MARK STEYN: Yes, I think so, and I think that's certainly the way the Iranians are playing it with these last minute - and actually post-last minute - demands. They understand that the minute ...

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Steyn on Culture

Going with the Flow

I started the day on Bill Bennett's radio show, which is always fun. Jonah Goldberg was on before me, and advanced the proposition, after the Supreme Court's almighty constitutional bender, that it wasn't so bad; conservatives who just pottered around in their own world and tended to their families could still lead lives largely unbattered by the forces of "progress". A few minutes later, one of Bill's listeners, Claudine, came on and said that's what Germans reckoned in the 1930s: just keep your head down and the storm will pass. How'd that work out?Claudine had the better of the argument, I think...

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On the Air

Stories about Something

I started Dominion Day south of the border with the great Bill Bennett, talking, among other things, ISIS and its Hollywood production values. Hollywood applies them to guys in capes and spandex zipping through the skies and ISIS uses them to some purpose. Stories about something beat stories about nothing. We also discussed, of course, the recent Supreme Court decision. Click below to listen: Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll be on the radio with Hugh Hewitt, coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. ...

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Big Fat Greeks, and Weddings

Kathy Shaidle had a short but ingenious post the other day, headlined "If we're crazy, they made us that way": The same people who told us 30 years ago that "marriage is just a stupid piece of paper" now insist that it's a "human right." The same people who told us that "a flag is just a meaningless piece of material" now want certain flags banned and others raised — or else. The same people who say you can't change who you want to f*ck tell us you CAN change the bits you f*ck them with... The ...

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That Flagging Feeling

In Saturday's column, I suggested that, somewhat improbably from the late Sam Huntington's point of view, the clash of civilizations is dwindling down to the dar al Islam vs the dar al Gay. The good news is that the dar al Gay now has a national flag. This weekend, the gate-delay channel CNN had an "exclusive" revealing that the black flag of ISIS had been spotted at London's Gay Pride parade, and so they quickly rustled up Peter Berger and other crack national-security analysts to provide ...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth

Happy Dominion Day!

To all my fellow sons and daughters of the Great White North, a happy and glorious Dominion Day to you. There are many things I love about my native land. It doesn't have Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, so its housing market was not clobbered by subprime mumbo-jumbo. Its foreign policy in recent years has been sober and serious, as Israel and others appreciate. Beyond that, its political class seems less weird, or at any rate less expensive to maintain. I find the whole Emirs-of-Incumbistan thing ...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

How About You?

ImageDominion Day looms - on Wednesday - and we always like to have a Canadian song for the national holiday. Sinatra recorded many maple-infused numbers over six decades, from "I'll Never Smile Again" and "Put Your Dreams Away", both by my fellow Torontonian Ruth Lowe, all the way to Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" and, of course, Paul Anka's "My Way" (he wrote the English lyric). But, for a great national occasion, I figured what could be more Canadian than...

I like New York in June
How About You?
I like a Gershwin tune
How About You?

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Brollies and Dollies

Hard to imagine at the start of yet another dreary summer of superheroes at the multiplex, but once upon a time "The Avengers" didn't mean lurid musclebound rupper-nippled Ãœbermenschen battling malevolent Norse gods across a hole in the time-space continuum over the streets of Manhattan, but an urbane middle-aged toff and a catsuited Carnaby Street dolly bird bantering their way across Swingin' London. That other "Avengers" was a big hit in the US. It was, indeed, the last British telly show to ...

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Steyn on the World

Violent Extremistan vs the dar al Gay

Snapshots of the world: ~From Politico: On Friday evening, the White House was glowing with pride. The Obama administration bathed the north side of the executive mansion in rainbow-colored light to celebrate the Supreme Court's Friday ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges...

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Steyn on America

Culture Trumps Politics, cont.

The landmark Supreme Court decisions are bulk-discounted this week, so here's this hour's. In my conversation with Hugh Hewitt yesterday, I said: As you know, Hugh, I'm not a believer in Supreme Courts that are as supreme as America's Supreme Court is...

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